On the Cover
Volume 102, Number 3
The exoplanet HD80606b has the most elliptical orbit of any known planet. Its proximity to its parent star is the strongest factor determining temperature on the planet, which can be as high as 1,500 kelvin. The sequence on the cover shows the results of a computer simulation of the glow of infrared light on the night side of HD80606b in almost daily intervals as it passed by the closest point to its parent star during its 111-day orbit...
A matrix of phenomic, genomic, and fossil evidence supports the scientific account of how the animals exploded in diversity 65 million years ago.
Often synonymous with international espionage, secret writing also had a long-forgotten heyday in stage magic and science demonstrations.
A woodworker becomes a scientist in seeking out the perfect fungal pigments
Mozambique's astonishingly diverse national park was decimated during a bloody uprising. Now it is rebounding, with the aid of some tiny helpers.
The life and times of the ship that carried Darwin on his famous voyage.
A review of The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet, by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut
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